Using "apport-bug linux" cannot report a bug against the Linux kernel

Bug #1218183 reported by Po-Hsu Lin on 2013-08-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This happens to 12.04.3, if you file a bug by using apport-bug linux,
the affected package will be "linux-lts-raring (Ubuntu)" on launchpad,
instead of "linux (Ubuntu)" like before.

And only the Dependencies.txt will be appended.

apport version:
ii apport 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.4 automatically generate crash reports for debugging
ii apport-gtk 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.4 GTK+ frontend for the apport crash report system
ii apport-symptoms 0.16.1 symptom scripts for apport
ii python-apport 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.4 apport crash report handling library

since "apport-bug linux" with the same version (17.4) works fine on 12.04.2, I guess it's a release-related issue.

Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) wrote :

If I try to report a bug with "ubuntu-bug linux-lts-raring" on 12.04.3, it complains about the package does not exist.

Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) wrote :

Temporary workaround:
File a bug by ubuntu-bug linux
Change the affected project from linux-lts-raring to linux
Run apport-collect #BugNo on the system to upload attachments.

description: updated
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

You either installed 12.04.3 from scratch or opted into upgrading to the backported raring kernel. indeed exists, so if you are running that kernel then apport is correct in filing bug reports against that instead of "linux".

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) wrote :

Hello Martin,
Thanks for point that out, I filed another bug more specifically for missing log files. (bug 1229611)

linux-lts-raring do exist on launchpad, but it's not (and can't be) installed on a fresh installed 12.04.3 system,
therefore I'm wondering if it's normal that we cannot file a bug by using "ubuntu-bug linux-lts-raring"?

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

You are meant to be able to report bugs against _binary_ package names. ubuntu-bug linux is a convenience so we so not have to show users how to work out what they binary linux-image-* package actually is at the time they file the bug. In all cases we want ubuntu-bug linux to do the right thing, and I have hopefully sorted that on your other bug. If that covers what you needed here so close this one out as a DUP of that other bug.

Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) wrote :

Hello Andy,
Yes, it much more clear now, thanks for the explanation. But I got a new question here.
For the same logic, I guess running "ubuntu-bug linux" on 12.04.2 should open a bug against linux-lts-quantal, right?
Since it's not, I'm wondering if this is also a bug.


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